BIRD NOTES - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2015***

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BIRDS FOUND ON THE HEATH

Hampstead Heath is a bird watcher's/twitcher's paradise.
There are a vast amount of species to be observed in all four seasons.

A lot of birds, migrating in Autumn and Spring, can be seen over The Heath.
Many birds tend to navigate through easy-to-see areas such as The Heath.
Birds of prey, such as red kites, common buzzards and even osprey have been observed.

Work is always in hand to help maintain suitable habitats for wild birds such as the fenced off area on the way down from Kite Hill towards the athletics track, intended to attract house sparrows! It is certainly attracting mistle thrushes and green woodpeckers.

Some of the birds photographed on The Heath are shown in the following pages.

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WHERE ON HEATH
common   
in or near the ponds   
  
near ponds eg Wood Pond   
  
  
mature trees   
  
main Heath ponds   
near ponds eg Wood Pond      
  
near ponds eg Wood Pond      
  
South Meadow   
  
  
  
  
  
  
seen on Hampstead No. 2 Pond   
near ponds eg Wood Pond   
  
  
open grounds of Heath   
  
  
common   
near ponds eg Wood Pond      
near ponds eg Wood Pond
  
  
  
  ponds   
  
shrub edges   
  
alders, birches, conifers  
  
  
woodland and hedgerows   
  
  
  
  
  
Viaduct and Bird Sanctuary ponds   
Bird Sanctuary Pond   
  
  

     

TIME OF YEAR






April

summer




late Autumn



drums on trees early February









All Year





All Year

December






mid April onwards



Winter
April


All Year


 
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